I call this machine the "pantorouter" because it's essentially a big pantograph mechanism with a router in it. It's used to route shapes from 2x sized templates. I originally designed it for cutting tenons, but the machine is very versatile and can be used for all kinds of wood joints.
This version is optimized for use with routers with cylindrical bodies only.
My larger Pantorouter XL is designed to accomodate plunge routers.
Dave Tenney on
making tenon templates
You can also buy a
Pre-built all-metal pantorouter
Construction of the machine:
More projects where I used the pantorouter:
Wooden chain carved using only power tools
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Pantorouter XL for
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